Sunday, November 09, 2008

My letter to Senator Casey

I am fortunate enough as a Pennsylvania resident to have as one of my Senators the son of prolife stalwart Robert Casey Sr.

This is the letter I have written to him:

Dear Senator Casey:

As I'm sure you're aware, President-Elect Obama has promised the abortion lobby that his first act as President would be to sign their dream legislation, the so-called Freedom of Choice Act, a bill that would endanger women and teens and increase abortions in this country by at least 20% by negating all the laws we have passed over the years to reduce abortions.

Of course, Obama can not sign FOCA unless it is first placed on his desk. And that is where we are relying on you.

Your father was a great man, a man of tremendous integrity and courage, and we are counting on you to continue his brave, inspiring defense of life in the face of party opposition.

Should there be a danger of this terrible bill actually passing, I beg of you to consider a filibuster. Simply read aloud from "Lime 5", entering it into Congressional Record as the true legacy of Roe vs. Wade.

Prolife citizens realize the degree to which we are depending on you. Prochoice citizens of good will, if educated as to how radical and dangerous FOCA is, would likewise oppose it. And even those citizens who lack the understanding of how FOCA would play out still need the more knowledgeable, such as yourself, to protect their interests, especially the safety of these ill-informed citizens and their wives, daughters, sisters, friends, and neighbors.

Thank you for your kind attention.


I urge all of you, prolife and prochoice, to write to your own Senators in a similar vein. FOCA is not a benign legislation that would protect "choice". It would strike down parental involvement laws, informed consent laws, conscience clauses, waiting periods, health and safety regulations, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, limits on post-viability abortions, and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act -- laws that even the majority of prochoice citizens recognize as reasonable and prudent means of protecting both vulnerable pregnant women and their unborn children.

Check here to find out how to write to your Senator.

And think how quickly the abortion lobby toadies would drop FOCA if faced with the possibility of Lime 5 being read live on C-SPAN.

In fact, the more I think about it, my response to the prospect of FOCA being re-introduced is "Go ahead. Make my day!" Give us another chance to expose the abortion lobby for the vultures they are.

4 comments:

Subvet said...

Very good post. I've copied a portion of it and linked back here on my own blog.

Anonymous said...

The pro-life movement should be alarmed at this:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2008-10-30/news/arpaio-s-jail-staff-cost-ambrett-spencer-her-baby-and-she-s-not-the-only-one/1

GrannyGrump said...

Let me turn that into a link for you, anon.

GrannyGrump said...

Testing, am I getting notifications?